A possible arrest has been made for the start of the King Fire in El Dorado County, California.

kingRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — A possible arrest has been made for the start of the King Fire in El Dorado County, California.  According to El Dorado County officials, 37-year-old Wayne Allen Huntsman was booked into Placerville Jail for Arson on Federal Land. He is being held at $10,000,000 bail.

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson said Huntsman was taken into custody late Wednesday in Placerville. He said law enforcement officials had been in contact with Huntsman before his arrest, but he would not comment further.

The criminal complaint filed against Huntsman states that he has been charged with felony arson with aggravating factors. He is set to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Friday.

“We expect that that investigation will be ongoing in the near future,” Pierson said. He said they have no information that another individual was involved in starting the fire.

“On or about the 13th day of September… (Huntsman) did willfully and maliciously set fire to and burn, and cause to be burned, forest land located in and around Pollock Pines,” the complaint reads.

Pierson said he would not provide comment on Huntsman beyond the information included in the complaint.

Pierson, Cal Fire officials and others discussed the investigation into the fire at a press conference Thursday.

Huntsman has refused an interview request from News10. Officials said the investigation and firefighting efforts have involved multiple public service agencies.

“Within minutes of the initial call of this fire we had investigators on scene,” Cal Fire Unit Chief Mike Kaslan said.

Laurence Crabtree, a U.S. Forest Service supervisor for the Eldorado National Forest, called the King Fire “a growing and dangerous fire.” The fire covers more than 71,000 acres; it threatens more than 12,000 residences and more than 3,000 people have been evacuated, officials said. No structures have been destroyed by the fire, Kaslan said.

Crabtree said the firefighting effort costs more than $5 million a day.

“We are seeing some fire behavior in September that we have not seen before, that we have not seen in a long time,” Kaslan said.

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News10’s George Warren first reported the news on Twitter that Huntsman was charged with deliberately setting the King Fire and that he was held on $10 million bail.

Fred Horvath, assistant city manager of Henderson, has been placed on administrative leave pending the result of a police investigation into his arrest Friday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence

Henderson official arrested on DUI charges

Fred Horvath, assistant city manager of Henderson, has been placed on administrative leave pending the result of a police investigation into his arrest Friday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The 58-year-old Horvath was arrested and booked into the Henderson Detention Center following his arrest, city spokesman Bud Cranor confirmed.

“We confirm that Fred was arrested on suspicion of DUI and the city manager is placing him on leave pending the results of that investigation,” Cranor said.

Official charges are pending the results of a blood test. Horvath was arrested about 2 p.m. near the corner of Green Valley and Wigwam parkways, and was released on his own recognizance within a couple hours of his arrest.

While details surrounding his arrest have not been released, numerous sources said Horvath had been playing golf earlier in the day before being pulled over by Henderson police for crossing over the lane divider.

City offices are open Monday through Thursday, and closed on Fridays.

Horvath joined the city in 2005 as employee relations manager. He was the city’s human resources director from 2009 until his appointment as assistant city manager in October. Horvath is responsible for the city’s departments of community development and services, information technology, public works, parks and recreation, and utility services.

His arrest came three years to the day that former Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin resigned and accepted a $99,500 buyout following her May 2011 arrest on DUI charges. She later pleaded guilty to DUI-first offense, paid a fine, and attended a DUI class and a victim impact panel.

Contact Arnold M. Knightly at aknightly@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3882. Find him on Twitter: @KnightlyGrind.

Laura Wissert A former Carson City Sheriff’s Office accountant faces eight felony charges of embezzlement after allegedly stealing at least $100,000 of bail and search and seizure money

Laura Wissert Carson City Sheriff arrested

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A former Carson City Sheriff’s Office accountant faces eight felony charges of embezzlement after allegedly stealing at least $100,000 of bail and search and seizure money over several years.

Laura Wissert turned herself into Carson City Jail on Tuesday after an arrest warrant was issued by a judge. Her bail is set at $20,000, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong. She faces seven class B felony counts of embezzlement and 1 Class C count.

According to Furlong, Wissert was a Division Account Technician at the Sheriff’s Office for more than 12 years. Officials at the department saw suspicious activity within the accounting system in August 2013. When the problem was recognized, Wissert resigned “on the spot,” said Furlong.

The investigation was turned over to the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigations Division. Wissert was cooperative in the investigation, said Furlong. The alleged crimes were committed over several years. Wissert allegedly took money from an account established for money from search and seizures. The money, which is typically cash confiscated in drug transactions, is put into an account after conviction and dispersed among departments for programs.

It is also alleged Wissert took money from the Sheriff’s Office bail account, and used money from the search and seizure account to cover money she took from the bail account. While the money she allegedly stole didn’t come from the general fund, she targeted what Furlong called “the dark side” of public safety funding: money collected from drug transactions.

Insurance money will cover the loss as well as any restitution if Wissert is convicted.